The need to improve quality and production of concrete pipe was formally recognized in 1907 when a group of 150 concrete pipe producers from the USA and Canada formed the Interstate Cement Tile Manufacturers Association (ICTMA). Two years earlier, Frank Wilson of Wilson Concrete Company, Red Oak, Iowa produced the first reinforced concrete culvert pipe. Organizers of the Association considered the development of a product with Standard Specifications and uniform quality to be of greatest importance. In 1914, the ICTMA became the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)…..

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09Nov 2015

This is a demonstration of the comparative flammability of polypropylene pipe (PP), reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), and high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE). Dry hay is ignited in three 18 in. by 18 in. pipes and allowed to burn. This is an unedited test conducted on October 21, 2015.